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Conveniently located a 5-minute walk from Kyoto-shiyakusho-mae Subway Station, HOTEL Clam Chowder provides chic guest rooms in a historic Japanese townhouse. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Sanjo and Kawaramachi stations are within a 10-minute walk. Gion area is a 15-minute walk away, and lively Nishiki Market is an 8-minute walk from the property. Fitted with wooden flooring and comfortable beds, each room comes with a humidifier/air-purifier. The private bathroom has a bath tub and free toiletries.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Located in the real heart of Kyoto, this property has an excellent location score of 9.7!

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Room Type
Number of guests
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Kyoto
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Regina
    Australia Australia
    Location was great. The room decor was eclectic, warm and fun.
  • Kristina
    United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
    Great location, close to all attractions and last but not least the restaurant below according to mum and myself is the best ❤️
  • Kathy
    United States of America United States of America
    We love the accommodations, details in decor and location. Kaito (?) was extremely nice and helpful.

Host Info

Host Review Score
Host Review Score

Kyoto Machiya Ryokan cinq inherited the inn that has been continuing for 120 years. In the ryokan we have prepared rooms decorated with a chic style so that you can relax comfortably while feeling the ambient of an old townhouse.
Located at the very best place in the downtown of Kyoto, between Sanjo and Shijo Kawaramachi area. It is close to Sanjo station and the lively Kiyamachi Street. Nearby you can find plenty of old Kyoto town houses lining up. Only 8 mins walk from "Kyoto Shiyakusho (Kyoto city hall) Station" of subway line and Kyoto city bus. You can easily use most of the public transportation from this hotel; subway, Keihan railways, Hankyu Line, and bus. You can walk to Gion area in 15 mins so you can enjoy your convenient stay at Kyoto. Nishiki-Ichiba 5 mins by walk Sanjo-Kawaramachi 5 mins by walk Ponto-cho 10 mins by walk Shijo- Omia 15 mins by walk Gion 15 mins by walk Karasuma-Shijo 15 mins by walk
Languages spoken: English,Japanese,Chinese

Area info

Amenities of HOTEL Clam Chowder
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Electric kettle
  • Washing machine
Living Area
  • Desk
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Chinese

Property practice

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House rules

HOTEL Clam Chowder takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 4:00 PM


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa American Express Cash is not accepted HOTEL Clam Chowder accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 8:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

- The property will email guests with payment instructions after booking. Guests will be required to pay by credit card.

- If the booking is made within the 7 days prior to arrival, the guest's credit card will be charged right after booking, directly by the property.

- Once payment is complete, guests will receive their room number and entry pin-code. Please use the pin-code to enter your room.

- Please contact the property directly for more details.

The property does not have parking, but they can introduce a nearby parking lot to guests with a car.

Guests arriving after 18:00 must inform the property in advance. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

In order for the property to provide the best service, guests are kindly requested to indicate the gender and age of each guest staying in the room in the Special Requests box when booking.

Please note the housekeeping services may not be provided during the stay if guests are staying multiple nights.

Guests who wish to bring pets are required to contact the property in advance. Please note additional charges will apply.

Please note only staying guests are allowed to stay in property premises after 23:00. Visitors are asked to leave the property by 23:00.

Please inform HOTEL Clam Chowder of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

An accommodation tax per person, per night is not included in the price and must be paid at the property.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Quiet hours are between 20:00:00 and 08:00:00.

FAQs about HOTEL Clam Chowder

  • The prices at HOTEL Clam Chowder may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • HOTEL Clam Chowder is 1.1 miles from the center of Kyoto. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at HOTEL Clam Chowder include:

    • Twin
    • Double

  • Check-in at HOTEL Clam Chowder is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • HOTEL Clam Chowder offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):